1.6, 1.8, or 2 GHz G5 processor

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Does this model often have bad capacitor problems

I have heard that this particular model has bad caps. Is this the main reason why the computer shuts down repeatedly?

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See if your serial number (located on the bottom of your stand falls within these ranges:

The affected iMac G5 computers have serial numbers where the first 5 digits fall into the ranges noted below.

Serial Number ranges:

W8435xxxxxx – W8522xxxxxx

QP435xxxxxx – QP522xxxxxx

CK435xxxxxx – CK522xxxxxx

YD435xxxxxx – YD522xxxxxx

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My iMac has a serial that begins with W8523 and I just discovered leaking capacitors on it, causing the computer to behave very erratically and only start up occasionally, so the problem seems to go outside the stated range.

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